Jofra Archer dropped by England from 2nd Test for breaking COVID-19 protocol

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England pacer Jofra Archer was dropped from the squad hours before the second Test match at Old Trafford for breaking the team’s bio-secure protocols. Jofra Archer will now commence five days of isolation and will undergo two COVID-19 tests in this period.

The series is being played amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the first Test in Southampton luckily passed off without any incident.

“Archer has been excluded from the #raisethebat second Test against the West Indies starting today at Emirates Old Trafford following a breach of the team’s biosecure protocols,” ECB said in a statement.

“He will now commence five days of isolation and will undergo two COVID-19 tests in this period, which have to test negative before his self-isolation period is lifted,” it further stated.

“I am extremely sorry for what I have done,” Archer stated, who made an impressive return to the Test side after his injury.

“I have put, not only myself but the whole team and management in danger. I fully accept the consequences of my actions, and I want to sincerely apologize to everyone in the bio-secure bubble,” Jofra added.

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